Sunday, 25 March 2018

26/03/2018 ~ Describing the waves (Muriwai Beach)

Describing The Waves
(Muriwai Beach)


As I trudged along in the glimmering sand I saw the colossal
waves thrashing  up onto shore. Then I suddenly felt even more
excited than before! The foam from the waves trickled onto the
sand. The beaming sun reflecting on the sand making it look like
burnt toast with dripping golden honey. I  heard my friends
screeching about in the waves while they got pushed back by a
petrifying wave. Soon after I found the same thing happening to me.


                                                                    

Wednesday, 14 March 2018

Christmas Description

                                     Christmas ~ 2017


It was Christmas 2017 and a normal day turned into an incredible  
Christmas adventure! The ruffled holly hung from the door, the sun reflecting
on it. Glittery silver tinsel slid down the stair rail and there stood a Christmas
tree decorated with gleaming gold and black ornaments swinging in the
breeze. At the tip top there was a sparkling golden angel staring at me.

When I walked outside I could hear lively little birds singing in the tree,
little baby birds chirping for their meal and people chatting joyfully, I knew
this was going to be a marvellous Christmas day!
   

I could smell something delicious coming from the kitchen, it must be lunch.
I caught a whiff of juicy pork and crackling while coming out towards the tables.
Suddenly a tasty smell of applesauce drifted my way I pictured the beautiful
meal in my mind until a big plate of it was right in front of my eyes.


After lunch I went to have a refreshing swim. I stepped inside the swinging
gate and caught sight of dark but dazzling water, the water looked too
stunning to swim in but I was too hot to resist it I felt like a walking flame of fire.
I jumped into the water, it felt cool and refreshing I was very glad to have come
here for Christmas but soon it would be over. Oh well the next one will come
around soon.                 
                               






































Wednesday, 14 February 2018

My Precious Possesion

Skye the dolphin
(Toy)


Right in front of you is my most precious possession. It may look
like a cheap stuffed animal but you must read on to understand
how special this gorgeous, little dolphin actually is.

In the middle of the dazzling Gold Coast there is a small section
named Sea World. Sea World is a theme park where there is many
different animals to view and a few thrilling rides to try out.
But there was one special experience that I loved the most.

That experience was the dolphin encounter.
The dolphin encounter is where there is a small group of
children taken into the dolphin enclosure with two dolphins inside it.
The children get to pat the dolphins and watch them do some
really impressive tricks.

That experience was to special to forget so I needed something to
remind me of it forever. I peeked inside the small gift shop and
saw heaps of cool stuff for example plush toys, stone necklaces
and even sweets. But I saw something that really caught my eye
which was a lovely, sky blue dolphin that was super cute!
I picked it up and held it tight like a bear hugging a honey jar.
It was twenty bucks so I just HAD to buy it.

After I bought it we started heading back to the motel
to pack up to go home.
 Once we were back at home sweet home
I still hadn’t thought of the perfect name for it.
She was very velvety and supple while being a eye
catching colour of sky blue. Skye! I suddenly thought.

I now play with Skye everyday and each time I play with
her she always reminds me of my incredible experience at Sea world.
But just how amazing my trip was it has to end here.

Monday, 11 December 2017

Key Competencies

Key Competencies
(the capabilities required for living and lifelong learning)

Halsey Drive School
                    A = Almost Always
                                                               S = Sometimes
                                                          N = Not yet
1st half of the year
2nd half of the year
Student
Teacher
Student
Teacher
Managing Self

I am organised for the day
A
A
A
A
I am willing to try new things
A
S
A
A
I complete work to the best of my ability and show initiative
A
S
S
A
I begin work straight away, stay on task and work independently
A
S
A
S
I can set realistic goals and explain how to achieve them
A
A
A
A
I make sensible behaviour choices
A
A
A
A
I happily take part in all school activities
A
A
A
A
Relating to Others

I cooperate well with others when working
A
A
A
A
I treat others with respect
A
A
A
A
I am a good friend and role model - especially at break times
A
A
A
A
I show good manners and cooperate with others
A
A
A
A
Participating and Contributing

I share my ideas and opinions with others
S
S
S
A
I listen well to other people’s opinions
S
A
A
A
I take part in activities outside of the classroom
A
A
A
A
Thinking

I ask relevant questions to deepen my knowledge
A
S
S
S
I reflect on my own learning and say what I need to learn next
S
S
S
S
Language Symbols and Texts

I use a range of IT to share my learning
A
A
A
A

Thursday, 7 December 2017

The Bait Trap



This Possum Trap was made up of the following materials: Origami paper, OfficeMax stationary box, Muesli boxes and Yogurt containers.

To make this trap we taped some colourful origami paper to some muesli boxes to make them look more attractive. Next we collected a huge OfficeMax box and used some scissors to poke some air holes so the possum can breathe. Next we rolled some origami paper into a roll and taped them together. After that we used one piece of cardboard and two rolls of paper to make a cool opening to the bait. Next we taped the two muesli boxes and a piece of cardboard together so the possum can use it to climb up to the bait. Lastly we got two yogurt containers and hot glued them together. Also we cut the bottoms of the containers out so when the possum goes inside the weight of it will cause the containers and the possum to fall inside and get trapped.

We had a problem when we were trying to find something to trap the possum inside because we didn't have a door. 

Something I would do differently next time would be to make a door with magnets to make it open and close.


Sunday, 19 November 2017

Fennec Fox~information report

Fennec fox

The desert is a dry and boiling environment it is significant that many animals have adapted to such hostile elements. Adaptation is a vital act that includes getting used to new surroundings or habitat. Adapting can take very long to get used to, but one animal which is the fennec fox has a great tactic that helps it survive in the harsh desert. So let's have a journey through the Sahara desert and find out many different facts about the desert and the daring fennec fox.


Deserts are sweltering habitats where water is very rare to find and because of that not much life thrives in the desert. But not only that it is extremely hard to adapt and only a few animals that can survive in such a harsh terrain. The desert takes up 20% of the earth's space! The average temperature in the desert is 100 degrees fahrenheit .



One of the animals that have adapted to living in the desert is the Fennec Fox. The fennec fox is an omnivore and it’s diet is based on plants, fruit, roots, eggs, insects, rodents and small reptiles. They have huge feet so they can keep balance on the sand and not sink into the sand. The fennec fox loses body heat through the ears, helping them keep cool in the hot, desert climate. Its thick, soft, long fur insulates the fox from the desert night time cold and protects it from the hot air during the day. While normally the fennec fox is a solitary animal they form small groups to 5-10.

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The fennec fox has successfully adapted to the harsh desert habitats by collecting moisture from the food they eat at night. Their large ears, which are usually 6 inches long (15 centimeters), help dissipate excess body heat on hot days in the desert,  and to fan themselves or youngsters. A fascinating fact is about the fennec fox’s feet being able to be used as shovels to dig underground to make dens.

Conclusion
Furthermore, the daring fennec fox has successfully adapted to the harsh habitats of the Sahara desert. Adaption is when something or someone gets used to a change in their surroundings. The fennec fox is an interesting creature and is very smart. Overall the fennec fox has proven to us that that they have astonishing tactics that help them survive in the barren Sahara desert.